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The 12 Most Well-Known Startups from Portland

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Countless startups in Portland are being launched every day.

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12 Startups in Portland

1) Puppet

1) Puppet

Puppet is a firm that develops information technology automation tools for system administrators.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Andrew Shafer, Luke Kanies
  • Industries: Application Performance Management, Data Center Automation, Information Services, Information Technology, IT Infrastructure, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $189,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

2) Reclaim.ai

2) Reclaim.ai

A clever calendar companion that automatically schedules the tasks you want to complete.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Henry Shapiro, Patrick Lightbody
  • Industries: Enterprise Software, Product Management, Productivity Tools, Software
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $6,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

3) The Wild

3) The Wild

The Wild is a virtual and augmented reality-based immersive collaboration platform that helps architecture, design, and enterprise teams save time and make better decisions by allowing them to experience their work together in a shared virtual area.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Gabe Paez
  • Industries: Architecture, Augmented Reality, Collaboration, Construction, Real Time, Software, Virtual Reality
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $3,125,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

4) Vacasa

4) Vacasa

Vacasa is a vacation rental management company that specializes in assisting homeowners with the purchase, management, and sale of their holiday homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Cliff Johnson, Eric Breon
  • Industries: Adventure Travel, Leisure, Property Management, Real Estate, Tourism, Travel, Travel Accommodations, Vacation Rental
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $634,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

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5) Exterro

5) Exterro

Exterro is a software startup that specializes in work flow management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Bobby Balachandran
  • Industries: Ediscovery, Legal, Risk Management, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $100,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Sensu

6) Sensu

Sensu is a dynamic operating environment full-stack monitoring platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Caleb Hailey, Sean Porter
  • Industries: Cloud Computing, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center Automation, Enterprise Software, Internet, IT Infrastructure, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $12,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

7) Customer.io

7) Customer.io

Customer.io allows users to deliver newsletters to specific subsets of their consumers based on information from their website.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Colin Nederkoorn, John Allison
  • Industries: Digital Media, Product Search, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $5,298,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

8) VETRO FiberMap

8) VETRO FiberMap

VETRO FiberMap is a fiber management GIS mapping platform that creates software to aid internet service providers in network management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Sean Myers, Will Mitchell
  • Industries: Data Visualization, Enterprise Software, Geospatial, Information Technology, Mapping Services, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $13,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

9) Sila

9) Sila

Sila is a banking as a service platform that allows software teams to program money.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Alexander Lipton, Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Isaac Hines, Shamir Karkal
  • Industries: Banking, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Developer APIs, Developer Platform, FinTech, Payments, Transaction Processing
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

10) Circle Media

10) Circle Media

In terms of providing comprehensive screen time management and parental control solutions to families, Circle Media is the market leader.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jelani Memory, Kyle Wiley, Lance Charlish, Sean Kelly, Tiebing Zhang
  • Industries: Digital Media, Software, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $33,169,737
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

11) CrowdStreet

11) CrowdStreet

CrowdStreet connects investors with commercial real estate enterprises through online commercial real estate investment products and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Darren Powderly, Michael Taus, Tore C. Steen
  • Industries: Commercial Real Estate, Crowdfunding, Financial Services, FinTech, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $24,850,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

12) Fleet

12) Fleet

Businesses may utilize Fleet's online platform to book and manage international freight transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Max Lock
  • Industries: Logistics, Shipping, Software, Supply Chain Management
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $16,510,502
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

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